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Thought godmother wasn’t related, but she’s a MATCH?

Close Family – 1st Cousin 24% sharedd DNA: 1,677 cM across 42 segments. I was always under the impression that my godmother was not my relative, but, much to my surprise, the above results came back ...
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Clarification of Dates listed in the Verlustlisten - WWI German Casualties Lists 1918

I've encountered conflicting explanations of the dates listed in the German WWI Casuality lists - Verlustlisten. My information is from Vol. 1918_XVI, List #2145, List Date: 9 Oct 1918. The soldier I'...
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How to start a family tree? [closed]

I have a MASSIVE family, with lineages that lead to the aztecs, polish, and much much more. It's pretty difficult for me to write all the lines down on a piece of paper. What would I use to hold those ...
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Showing Adopted Name and Birth Name on Family Tree

My biological parents gave birth to 9 children. When my birth father died, the 4 youngest children (including me) were put up for adoption and our names were changed. (4 different adoptive families) ...
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Are birth certificate times usually accurate?

From an astrology point of view, I wonder if birth dates and also times of birth are always accurate. Could it be that the time and date was recorded a day off or 12 hours off? I imagine it could be ...
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What is word relating to wife of father in 1759 English (Somerset) baptism record?

This is from a 1759 baptism record in England. It reads, James, son of James Shepherd & Mary his wife of ????? baptized Jan 1 1759" The term is repeated for several other records but most are ...
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Interpreting part of Irish baptism entry

the usual practice for Irish baptism entries is that the mother's name is usually accompanied by their maiden name and sometimes their married name [same as fathers]. In the entry #2081 attached for ...
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Seeking Family Tree Maker version 10 to download

I am looking for Family Tree Maker version 10 to download. I realize that it works best on XP but that is where I am using it. I have lost the original CD. Does anyone know of a site where I may ...
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What is My race? [duplicate]

If my mother is Brazilian and Albanian, and my father is Dominican and Black, but my grandparents on my fathers side of the family are Colombian and Black. Also on my mothers side of the family they ...
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The Hispanic Heritage [duplicate]

If someone is half Costa Rican and Puerto Rican from their mom’s parents, would they be considered Hispanic or Latino although they are also white? Is there a difference between being Hispanic or ...
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Finding burial record from 1975 on Hart Island [duplicate]

I am looking for a burial for a death that occurred on 24 Jan 1975. The person's name is Betty Franz. She died at home at 13802 Franklin ave, Flushing Queens.
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German or Czech town (or city)

I have a document issued during 1940's by German authorities which shows my great-grandfather's place of birth. I am trying to determine where the place is. The town or city in either Germany or the ...
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What would be my heritage [duplicate]

My mom is 100% Hispanic. She was born in the U.S. Her mother was born in Puerto Rico and her dad was born in Costa Rica. My dad was born in the U.S. He is part Italian and part British. That would ...
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Deciphering handwritten cause of death on death certificate

I'm having trouble deciphering a cause of death. So far here's what I think: line (a) cause: ? , onset: 1 week line (b) perforated Ca -- sigmoid, onset: 7 mos. (months) I'm ...
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Transcribing particular phrase in 1813 English will

I have transcribed one of my ancestor's wills - it is from 1813 in Hereford, England. There is only one particular section that I can't figure out. It is 5 lines up from the bottom of the page I will ...
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Finding people in the 1950 Census without using the index

How can I find people in the 1950 US Federal Census, before the index is created, or afterwards if I can't find them via the index?
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Finding Combat Records of Ancestor's Unit from World War 2

I started doing research on the service history for my grandmother's brother who died in Europe during the second World War. I have his serial number and his unit (K Company, 110th Infantry Regiment, ...
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Finding US or Wisconsin government official Vitus Seng

I'm chasing Vitus Seng, probably born 1809 in Bleibach, Baden, who is mentioned in a few letters by a few US immigrants originating from the same area. In 1858 he is reported to have done successful ...
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Finding original Baltimore passenger list from an index card

This index card found on FamilySearch, shows the arrival of Jno B Guth, Male, aged 34, arriving in the United States in 1834. How can I find out more about this collection, and where/how to find the ...
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United Kingdom 1921 census example forms and guidance

I'm preparing for the release during 1922 of the UK 1921 census records (England & Wales, Scotland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). [Note: there was no census taken of Northern Ireland ...
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Distinguishing niece from sister using shared percentage DNA [duplicate]

On Ancestry who I thought was my niece my oldest sisters child shared 49% -56% dna how is that possible ? I also have a first cousin who shares 26% yet his sister only shares 6% why is that
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Finding 1941 death record or gravesite for Eli(as) Weinstock in Cernauti

I am searching for a death record or gravesite for Eli(as) Weinstock who lived in Cernauti in 1941. He was a journalist. He died on Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) in Sep 1941 and I know he died on ...
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Seeking exact birthplace of Catherine Kennedy 1829-1893 in the Limerick area

My great grandmother Catherine was born into a very large family of Andrew Kennedy 1815-1869 and Mary Hogan b. 1811. She was sentenced for stealing a cow to 7 years transportation to Van Diemen's Land ...
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1st cousin or half-sibling

Here is the background: I've matched with a person on 23andMe. We have 1217 cM shared and 35 segments. The longest segment is 114.20 (and there's also a 108.44 cM segment, and several medium lengths). ...
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Finding WWI service records and dates for Friedrich Martin Ziegler born 1884 in Eich [duplicate]

I would like the service records in the German Army during WWI for my grandfather, Friedrich Martin Ziegler, born June 17, 1884 in Eich, Germany.
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Using DNA to distinguish product of NPE from secret adoptee

I'm helping a friend J work out her paternal ancestry. She is pretty certain of the identity of her biological father. His own father was supposedly wholly Polish while his mother was English/Scottish....
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What is the origin or meaning of the family name Alwast?

My girlfriends grandfathers family name was Alwast and he originally was from northeastern Germany. She and her family don't know about the origins or the meaning of that name. My own research led me ...
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Finding old gramps data on my computer

I used gramps to work with my family genealogy information years ago, but I haven't touched it since 2016, and did most of the work in 2012. I cannot find where it's storing the old information. Will ...
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Reading the baptismal entry for Wolff Schweitzer's child (Sontra 1636)

I'm having a bit of trouble reading and translating the "Mar" section at the bottom here: At the moment, I have: Wolff Schweitzers kind hain Schwager gewaffen Hans Schmüch Mayer kind ...
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In medieval Germany, would a baptismal sponsor have to be confirmed?

I'm working with the earliest written church records in 1600s Germany, in the north-eastern Hesse area. I have a baptism record from 13 Apr 1611 where Hans Almerod is the sponsor for Johs Schmidt, ...
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Where was BurÿHaüs near 1663 Breitau?

Three people in the 1663 baptism record from Breitau, Germany, in north-eastern Hesse, are listed as being from "BurÿHaüs". I can find nothing even close to that name in that area. Can ...
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Interpreting communion/confirmation records from Sontra in 1606

I'm trying to properly interpret Protestant communion/confirmation records from 1606 in Sontra. According to https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sontra, in 1602 Sontra had 402 households and around 2000 ...
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Where was Ponisci(or Pouiszi), Russia?

Before my great gran died, she tasked me in finding out more about her mothers Russian heritage. I have deducted that, before she immigrated to America, she lived somewhere called Ponisci, Russia. ...
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Was Catharine Elisabeth Schweitzer from Weiterode baptised twice?

I've run into an odd situation. Catharine Elisabeth Schweitzer was baptised in Weiterode in 1822. She is the first child of the parents. However, the next birth record for the same parents is from ...
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Format a large amount of dates

I recently got access to some of my grandpas genealogy research, which I have imported to Gramps as a ".ged"-file. Many of the dates are in a format which Gramps doesn't understand: Is ...
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Determining common ancestor by where descendants match on particular chromosome

Can I tell which ancestor, like a 4th great grandparent by where we match on a particular chromosome? I am trying to find 4th great grandmothers maiden name. I have distant matches with same names ...
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Finding grandfather’s German WW1 service records [duplicate]

I am interested in my grandfather’s German WW1 service records His name was Hubert Severin and he was born in Busbach which is part of Stolberg Germany. My understanding is he was a mechanic for ...
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Getting non-tree ancestry graph for latex from gramps

See the project here https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps There is an addon that does a nice export for trees https://ctan.org/pkg/genealogytree but it only does trees and not the whole database (...
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Reading the name of the father of Johann Henrich Illart (Mihla, 1731)

I cannot read the name of Johann Henrich Illart's father from either his baptism nor his burial record. It looks like "S__ndal" to my eye, and if I'm reading it right, it shows him as being ...
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Reading death record of Margret Hasert (1624)

This is one of the earliest Hasert/Schüchel records I've found, from Mihla, Germany in 1624. I'm having some difficulties reading it, however. The transcription as far as I can figure it out: Den 4 ...
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Software for creating digital images from an album and captioning them

I'm looking for software to create digital versions of and caption individual photos from albums and paper prints. Can anyone suggest any products that might do this?
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Adding non relative using Mac Family Tree

How do I add a person that is not related to me as a reference for other relatives? I realize it is a "Family Tree" but there should be a way, I am referring to Mac Family Tree 9.
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Where would Büchenan have been in Thuringia in 1730?

This is a marriage record from Mihla, Germany, in 1730. My best reading of the 2nd and 3rd lines is: Hanß Georg Monton, Bürgers Zu Creuzburg, [mia?] [und?] An= spänners und Schultzens Zu Büchenan ...
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Where was Ormalonsok Hungary?

In an effort to locate my grandfather's Hungarian birth certificate (born in 1924) I need to narrow down his place of residence/birth prior to him immigrating abroad. On the ships manifest it shows ...
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Finding information on Emigration ships (UK to US) in 1841

My 3x great grandfather and his family of 5 emigrated to the US , arriving in New York on 16 July 1841 from Liverpool UK on board the Ship Splendid (or Splendid of New York). Archives image I would ...
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How to enhance digital images of partly damaged documents (German church book from 1657)?

I found the hardest yet to read document in my carrier, see below. Do you have any idea how to make the remaining information on that digital document (it is German from 1657) readable or is it lost ...
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Letter to my father from German in field hospital in Schwedzinger near Rhein 1945

At the end of the ww2 my father an American Medic was shot and captured and taken to the field hospital in Schwedzinger near Rhein Germany. He had been on patrol with 270 men and they were all killed ...
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Extracting Complete Ship Passenger List

I am looking for the full ship record (Ellis Island, ship = Calabria, Arrival date IV.06.1911). Here is a sample : https://www.dropbox.com/s/94pj3l3nc5tusi4/1911%204%2022%20Leonidas%20Zoto%202.jpg?dl=...
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Half siblings connection to another match who is probably a 2C

I am trying to find the relationship of #3 to #1 and #2 #1 is a 20 y/o male with connection to #3 as follows: 299.3cM; largest segment 59.8Q...Total X cM is 109.9cM; largest segment is 66.4cM #2 is a ...
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Transcription assistance for a baptism record from 1620 in Mihla, Germany

The surnames here look quite interesting for two of my lines, but I'm having difficulty reading the writing. Can you fix the errors in my transcription? Sommabeu aliheniradias domini getauff Ni claus ...

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